SARM News

Apr. 16, 2018
As the date for cannabis legalization approaches, Saskatchewan municipalities are taking a big step forward in their preparation to keep citizens safe and well-served from day one. Following months of collaboration with a technical advisory group and legal experts, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), in partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and provincial and territorial...
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Apr. 10, 2018
For Immediate Release April 10, 2018 SARM Reacts to Provincial Budget The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is pleased that the 2018 Provincial Budget will maintain funding that benefits rural municipalities (RM) in several key areas. The 2018-19 budget allocates $241.1 million for municipal revenue sharing. RMs will receive $68.1 million. SARM will continue to advocate to ensure that the program provides reliable and consistent funding to...
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Mar. 12, 2018
For Immediate Release March 12, 2018 CPTPP Signing is Welcome News The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is pleased that the Government of Canada has signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement.  The CPTPP is a trade agreement between 11 pacific facing countries that represents about 13 per cent of the global economy or $10 trillion. The reduction of tariffs for Canadian producers and companies is a win for the...
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Mar. 1, 2018
For Immediate Release March 1, 2018 SARM Comments on the 2018 Federal Budget The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) has reviewed the federal government’s 2018 budget. Last fall SARM lobbied on behalf of rural farmers, ranchers, and small business owners urging the federal government to reconsider proposed changes to the taxation of private corporations. The federal government committed that it would ensure that passive investments already made by private...
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